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by belugabob
Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

A ferry is more polluting than an aircraft isn’t it? Recently read an article by Cunard saying that You have to question why organisers ban aircraft for their races but not ferries/ships to get to the races Looks like Eurostar is the best bet https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/travel-planni...
by belugabob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Hammock in the garden

Has a very nice 10 minutes, earlier but have put it way, for now - until the weather becomes more predictable.
by belugabob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Hammock in the garden

I’ve got one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PITYCWA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 It’s great, easy to put up and stored in bag so I take it when camping in van. Really discounted today as well! So, I ordered one of these, and it showed up today. Very sturdy fra...
by belugabob
Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Hammock in the garden

I’ve got one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PITYCWA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 It’s great, easy to put up and stored in bag so I take it when camping in van. Really discounted today as well! So, I ordered one of these, and it showed up today. Very sturdy fra...
by belugabob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Hammock in the garden

thenorthwind wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:30 pm Ah, yeah that arrangement does need more space. Is there anything (e.g wall) you could attach one end to?
Thankfully, no - especially considering the post by @whitestone
by belugabob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

B&B touring is no less valid as bikepacking, because some folks do it in.more extreme way than jogging is no less valid because some bloke just ran the length of Africa.

"you're still lapping the folks sat on their sofas"
by belugabob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Hammock in the garden

I've got a hammock in the garden - it is indeed a lovely place to be on a sunny afternoon. I've put rings on the uprights of my covered deck to hang it from now, but it came with a stand of sorts: each end has two lengths of wood with an eye bolt through one end so they open out into an A-frame. Th...
by belugabob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Alpinum wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:48 pm
pistonbroke wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:52 pm I saw the 1999 one as well, 3000m up on Monte Pedido in the Pyrenees. We're in prime position for 2026 as we live 50km north of the blue line on John's map. Bookings being taken now 😏
Thanks, but sorry mate, I prefer Iceland.
Or Spar...
by belugabob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Hammock in the garden

The idea of lazing in the hammock, at home, appeals to me. However, my garden has no trees, and there are no strong and suitably spaced fenceposts, either, so I was thinking that one of those free standing hammock frames might be worth a try. Has anybody done this, and have any advice? Length betwee...
by belugabob
Fri Dec 29, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Exposure light?
Replies: 26
Views: 1436

Re: Which Exposure light?

One light for on and off road is a bit too much to ask for, as the beam patterns suited to each are very different. Maxx-d Vs Strada, for example. Exposure is a good choice though... Built in battery - no wires Rock solid, quick release mount Excellent customer service My joystick and race-maxx have...
by belugabob
Sun Dec 10, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a GPS
Replies: 24
Views: 9554

Re: Recommend me a GPS

I have the garmin 830, I don't reccomend, it is crap in the wet, but otherwise excellent. Apparently the new 840 is supposed to be OK in the wet . Having come from a walking gps I highly recommend getting a bike one, at least with garmin, the direction turn by turn features are vaguely exciting. A ...
by belugabob
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter bikepacking trousers
Replies: 6
Views: 6721

Re: Winter bikepacking trousers

Craghoppers "steall" trousers... https://www.craghoppers.com/mens-steall-ii-thermo-waterproof-trousers-black-1/?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAmsurBhBvEiwA6e-WPDF7tRmnLsfeza_8QXvKhpeVgipNMbhZDZRuIRW8a4i3LAQEYE8OcxoCfHsQAvD_BwE Nice fleecy lining, pockets with storm flaps and generous ankle...
by belugabob
Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are you analogue?
Replies: 42
Views: 21798

Re: Are you analogue?

Like my cycle, I'm "bi" Grew up in the pre-internet world, and hadn't even seen a computer until after I left school. Have, however, spent most of my working life in software development, so very comfortable in the digital world. I'm equally at home fixing/making things from scratch with m...
by belugabob
Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rim advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: Rim advice please

Quite like a Diplomatico. Had a nice Plantation one that had Pineapple tree bark in it at some point. Would recommend. Generally I'd avoid the spiced stuff. Mostly low quality booze with too many additions to try and cover it up Lamb's all the way for me - #oldskoolhardcore Only if you have a Mint ...
by belugabob
Mon Oct 09, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209878

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Richard G wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:54 pm
jay91 wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2023 6:53 am Just had my order cancelled too as they cannot find the stock :roll:
It looks like they might have sent me one item.

What a joke. There was definitely stock when I ordered as some items only had a couple left.
They said they had stock,when you ordered...
by belugabob
Sat May 20, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Random photo, just because...
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Random photo, just because...

RIP wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 8:04 pm :-bd

I didn't get where I am today......

'Reg'
...by learning to read a map?
by belugabob
Thu Apr 27, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Geographical oddities
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: Geographical oddities

There's one in the Canadian Rockies - one branch goes to the Pacific and the other goes to the Atlantic

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=177899
by belugabob
Mon Apr 24, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep system for the side sleepers
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Re: Sleep system for the side sleepers

Draughts aside (which is what puts me off quilts) the biggest issue that I find, with side sleeping, is lying on my arm and getting pins & needles. The solution that I've arrived at, is to cross my arms and hold opposite shoulders - a bit like Dracula, in his coffin - as it keeps things in a mor...
by belugabob
Sat Apr 22, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viz top tip
Replies: 31
Views: 1733

Re: Viz top tip

RIP wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 1:01 pm
Can anyone spot the hidden panda in this picture?

Image
Hidden Panda, Crouching Boner...

(Don't ask why they're crouching...)
by belugabob
Fri Apr 21, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NBD - And now for something completely different...
Replies: 28
Views: 2291

Re: NBD - And now for something completely different...

Knowing how satisfying it is, to build a bike from frame upwards, I can only imagine the sense of achievement that comes from doing the extra welding/painting/fettling involved in this build.
I can definitely imagine the smile on your face, when riding it.

Superb job, that man.👍👍👍👍👍
by belugabob
Tue Apr 04, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Fitting a valve to a drybag
Replies: 14
Views: 5432

Re: Fitting a valve to a drybag

Just start the roll of the closure, say one turn, then with the bag upright, lean your weight on the top and you will find the air will be forced out. Once it's compressed, quickly pull up on the closure buckles and roll down a couple more turns. This ^^^ My riding buddy saw me do that, on a trip, ...
by belugabob
Sun Mar 26, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Here’s to summer
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Here’s to summer

So, if I'd postponed yesterday's ride until today, I could have avoided the slop...?

🤔
by belugabob
Sat Mar 11, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I seem to be stuck for a wheel
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: I seem to be stuck for a wheel

Just finished swapping the rim over, on my back wheel - cable-tied new rim alongside the old one, as per Stu's suggestion, and it was a lot easier than my previous method.

Cheers for the tip, Stu...

:-bd
by belugabob
Thu Mar 09, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That stupid idea I mentioned ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1874

Re: That stupid idea I mentioned ...

psling wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:44 am That seat tube looks a very small diameter... :lol: :lol:

Inspired by the recent chat about Jeff Jones' creations? :wink:
More likely to be inspired by this...

https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topi ... -so-passe/
by belugabob
Wed Mar 08, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I seem to be stuck for a wheel
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: I seem to be stuck for a wheel

Thanks for the replies chaps. All I've got to do now is learn how to lace a wheel. This could end badly. It might be easier and safer to look for a complete wheel. Align the new rim on top of the wheel and tape them together. Remove one spoke at a time from the wheel and place it into the appropria...